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Title: E.Brown, Ontario. to C Kirkpatrick, Hazelanks, Ballymena.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBrown, Bessie/24
SenderBrown, Bessie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientKirkpatrick, Catherine
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD1604/271:Presented by Rev. Robert Kirkpatrick, The Roddens, Larne.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9407023
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 01:07:1994.
Word Count537
TranscriptMrs Kirkpatrick

17th Nov - 1874

My Dearest Aunt
My week for writing has again
come round, it is some time since any of us
has heard from you, I hope there may be a
letter soon for somebody, as we are always
anxious to hear _ I got the Belfast paper
last week as usual & the week before a
[----?] ["Wi-----"?] giving a most
interesting account of some of the
meetings of Mr Mc Moody & [------?] -
I think the paper came from Norn [Northern?]
Ireland I saw by the "Wailer" last week
and also by the Belfast paper that they
were now in Dublin, & drawing big crowds.
Surely they must be doing great goods
& I hope it may not wear off.
Dear Uncle George & Albert heard them & what
did they think of them? I should like to know
their opinion - So many who have not heard
them are inclined to think it will wear
off but I hope & [----?] it may not
It is wonderful how many of these good men
are coming forward & really are most [-----?]
There is now a Mr [-----y?] in Toronto
preaching & he is very much liked
I hope he may come to Peterboro, I have
a great wish to hear some of these good
men --
I hope dear Aunt you have been quite well
since we last heard & that you have been free from
rheumatism as many here are complaining
this autumn of it altho [although?] it has been
an unusually dry Autumn & not very damp
The frost here kept off & allowed the farmers
to get their ploughing done, & every thing
done comfortably up before the winter our
long dreary winters are a great drawback
& I think as I grow older I dislike them
more as they are much colder & one has to stay
more in the house.
I think when I last wrote to you
dear Anna H--y was staying with me
I did enjoy her visit so much
Do you con hear from any of the
other ones dear Aunt? Where are the girls living now
I have not heard from them for a long time
We know so little of any of those who used
to correspond regulary with dear mother
I never hear a word from the Allenstown
people of late
The Dunlops & Browns are quite well
Charles very much better - he has grown very
deaf - I am expecting Mary here tomorrow
to spend a few days with us - We are all well
I am happy to say & very as usual -
& now my dear Aunt I hope Geraldine
& the children are quite well -
I suppose she is busy preparing for
the little change - I don't think
Anna Collins has begun again she
is not very strong - I think it
would be very nice if little
Charley had a little sister
I am afraid he will be spoiled
Will you give my love to dear
Uncle & the rest of your circle
& hoping soon to hear from you
[----?] my dear aunt
Your Attached Neice
Bessie Brown